Miriam Schachter received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she received the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Outstanding Woman Law Student Award, and served as a Dean’s Public Service Fellow. She also had leadership positions for the Racial Justice Coalition, the Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association, and the Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She also participated in the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic. While in law school, she interned with the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice and the Family Defense Practice at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Miriam taught elementary school for two years in Kansas City, Missouri before going to law school, and graduated from the University of Missouri in Saint Louis with a Master of Elementary Education. She also graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Evolutionary Biology.